Weʼve raised £320 to Help to repair our vintage diesel locomotive
- Funded on Thursday, 25th July 2019
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One of the most popular locomotives in the collection at Apedale is the 1931-built Deutz. The only one of its kind in the UK, it has a large single cylinder horizontal diesel engine. It worked at a Sewage works in Dartford before being preserved, initially in Wales, then Cadeby, now at Apedale. The loco is owned by the Moseley Railway Trust, having been bequeathed to the Trust by its late owner, John Lucas. Always a real attraction and crowd-pleaser when operating, the loco was noted to have a "wobbly flywheel" when last operated. Investigation showed that one of the two large flywheels had a crack starting from a keyway in the hub. We need to fund the specialist weld repair of the crack. This will then mean that this wonderful old piece of industrial heritage can be seen running again at Apedale.
- 24 days ago
Simon Lomax24 days ago
We've just collected the repaired flywheel from the repairer in Sunny Coalville. They look to have done a super job, and hopefully the re-assembly will be straightforward. The loco itself has had a good clean-up and degrease of the gory bits of the engine bay where the flywheel prevented access previously - some of the paint hasn't been touch since the loco left Koln in the 1930s!
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Apr 29, 2019
Great idea! Looking forward to see it trundling about again.
Apr 23, 2019
always liked the Deutz, good luck
Apr 17, 2019
Apr 11, 2019
Can't wait to see this loco back in action
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